Industrial Placement - Business and Marketing
The White Rose Academies Trust
One year starting July 2019 (negotiable)


The White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of secondary schools in the region - is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see all three of our schools secure an Ofsted rating of Outstanding by 2020.


We are securing our 2020 vision for Outstanding by growing our family of staff with a talented intern who will join us, for one year, in our shared goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation of the Leeds City region.


We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the world and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a young person currently studying for a degree in Business, Marketing or Accountancy to join our Trust Communications and Projects team in Leeds on a one-year Industrial Placement.

This internship would ideally suit a student looking for a work placement as part of a four year university study programme.

The placement will provide the opportunity for the successful candidate to gain experience across various departments within the Trust and also our three academies – learning all about specialist projects and improvements to ensure that young people receive the best possible education. Our intern will work closely with our experienced team of Trust Project colleagues and marketing professionals and take on a range of their own projects throughout the year.


Person Specifications Required:

  • Level 3 qualifications

  • GCSE Grade C or above in English and maths

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Effective time and task management skills

  • Ability to deal with people

  • Prepared to work hard both practically and academically

  • Self-driven and highly motivated

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Well presented

  • Ability to deal with confidential information in a professional manner

  • Hold a full, clean driving license


This industrial placement will:


  • Give you an in-depth practical knowledge related to your degree subject

  • Prepare you for your important final year at university

  • Give you an insight into the world of business and education.

  • Provide a platform to launch your career


The chosen candidate will receive 25 days of annual leave and a salary of £18,000 per annum, dependent upon satisfactory performance, for the one-year duration of the internship. Start date 1st July 2019.   


Deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 29th March 2019.


To apply, please write a two-page letter explaining why you would like to join us for your placement year and how you feel we will benefit from choosing you for this role.  Please send your letter to Miss E Hare  (Trust Project Officer, WRAT Central Team) at

The White Rose Academies Trust is a local Trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.

The White Rose Academies Trust is an Academy group with a very strong local identity.  Working in partnership with our sponsor, Leeds City College, the Trust is committed to ensuring good and outstanding outcomes for all of our schools.  This is the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region. It is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students secure an Ofsted rating of outstanding by 2020.

The White Rose Academies Trust includes three Academies (Leeds City Academy, Leeds East Academy and Leeds West Academy) and educates 3000 students aged 11-18.

The Trust financial turnover exceeds £20m annually; employs almost 400 staff and owns a property portfolio valued at over £100m.

We benefit hugely from our sponsor, Leeds City College Group, which is one of the largest and most successful FE/HE College Groups in the UK.   Our sponsor provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our Academies.  They also share our vision of creating a truly Outstanding Trust.


As a Trust, we also work very closely with the Outstanding GORSE Academies Trust, through our membership of the GORSE SCITT and via accessing the Stephen Longfellow Academy Provision.

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